Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Eye of the Tiger

Betcha all of you thought I had disappeared, huh? Well, now that I have a job that requires 33 hours per week, I don't have as much time for my art, unfortunately. I also have two portrait commissions for Christmas that I'm working on and that is keeping me very busy as well.

I finally finished a new piece. It's an ATC for an art trade on an art forum. I couldn't post it before now because they hadn't posted the results yet. So tell me you didn't see this one coming! Yet another macro of a cat. Granted it's a very big cat, but of the feline species nonetheless. :D I'm actually considering trying a landscape ATC for next month. Scary thought, huh?

This was done with Prismacolors on Wallis sanded paper. The size is 2.5" x 3.5". I have been wanting to try out Wallis for some time now, but didn't have the money since Wallis is so expensive. I have no idea how artists can afford to buy Wallis! I only bought a pad with a few pieces of paper in it and it cost me as much as three full sheets of Colourfix paper. So I won't be using Wallis a lot, even though I did enjoy using it very much. The surface of Wallis is much rougher than the Colourfix, but it was, indeed, a pleasure to use.

So, enjoy "The Eye of the Tiger"!


  1. It's about time you came back! Yup.. thought you'd gotten lost way out yonder ;)

    The new ATC is georgeous, but I knew you were working on Wallis a week or so ago lol. Glad you like wallis...(I've used it once or twice lol) Have you tried the uart yet?

  2. Hey Toni! Thanks for the lovely comment! I remembered you using Wallis. That was one of the reasons I wanted to try it.

    I have tried UART. I have some small pieces here. I did a 5" x 7" painting of flowers (still finishing that one up) - that was on 500 grit and I loved it. I haven't tried the other grits yet, but I want to before I go to the trade show next month. I got contacted by a guy from uart and he wants to talk to me about the paper while I'm there, so i want to have some pieces finished by then.